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Work Related Learning Options

Work Related learning is defined as:

Planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work, including learning through the experience of work, learning about work and working practices, and learning the skills for work.

In the context of this simpler definition:

  • For work is about developing skills for enterprise and employability (for example, through problem solving activities, work simulations, and mock interviews);
  • About work is about providing opportunities for students to develop knowledge and understanding of employers, employment and enterprise (for example, through vocational courses and careers education in our tutorial programme);
  • Through work is about providing opportunities for students to learn from direct experiences of work, including developing the employability skills and ‘can-do’ attitude that employers value (for example, through work experience or enterprise activities in schools and learning through vocational contexts in subjects and on trips and visits).

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